The Best of Cultural Nightlife in London for 2015

20th December 2014 Sam Atherton What's On

London is popular for its after-dark scene and is proud of its super clubs and world famous party places that are packed with revelers every weekend. Yet what makes the British capital so popular for its nightlife is the amount of variety it offers. From the quirky art-gallery-by-day, club-by-night Proud Camden to Club Aquarium, that has been used for a range of celebrity events, to the open-air Egg, there really is something for everyone. But if you are tired of night outs at clubs and bars, and you are looking for something a bit more high brow, such as museum quality art and classical music then check out what London has in store for you during the first half of 2015:

Swan Lake, London Coliseum: 7  >18 Jan 2015

Start the new year off by watching a spectacular performance of the story of prince Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen Odette, their battle against the evil sorcerer and a fateful encounter with the manipulative Odlie, by watching the production of Swan Lake at the London Coliseum. If you have a love for dance, are passionate ballet fans or have recently found your feet in ballet, you’ll love this inspiring performance that will be difficult to forget.

Mime London, Varied Venues : 8 > 31 Jan 2015

Enjoy a forgettable night at the Mime Festival. From new circus, to extreme dance, physical imagery, fairground commedia and exotic Japanese puppetry, you’ll be in awe for most or all of the evening. The artists tell their stories through a must-see programme of physical and visual theatre work from the UK and around the world, so be sure to try and fit at least one show in, the tickets aren’t too costly either.

Laugh Train Home, The Four Thieves:  Dec 2014  > 25 Feb 2015

If you are looking for a night of laughter and need a good night to cheer you up from the January blues, then head down to The Four Thieves for a night of comedy. Here you can witness stand up comedy every week. Their ethos is ‘simply to mix grab the best stand-up comics in the UK, and bring them to Battersea’. Check out their line up here

Faulty Towers  Experience,  Amba Hotel:  Dec 2014  > 25 Feb 2015

An unofficial tribute to John Cleese’s legendary 70’s sitcom, this interactive dinner show created by Australian company ‘Interactive Theatre International’, captures the Fawlty Towers’s programme spirit in just one dining experience. The fourth wall is removed and a great deal of the performance is improvised, bouncing off ideas that are evoked by you the audience. It’s a great night out with family and friends (just look how happy everyone is in this photograph.

L’Ormindo, Baroque Opera: 3 Feb  > 5 Mar 2015

A moving tale of the loves and betrayals of princes, the show features a ground breaking collaboration with The Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe. The opera is performed in English to help you understand  and ‘discover the immediacy of a stage world of jealous lovers, elopement an the intervention of fortune and destiny’. Tickets range from £10 to £100. It will provide you with an evening of high-class and high art pleasure.

Circolombia, Roundhouse: –  14 Apr  > May 3 2015

Not just any circus company, Circomblia offers a powerful performance that boasts performs who have amazing skill and take terrifying risks right before your eyes. You will be astonished by the risks they take and you will never forget the performances that leave you in awe. The show is inspired by Colombias’s diverse communities and mixes spectacular circus with dance. The infectious energy will leave you wanting to go and try some of the acts yourself, but to put it simply, don’t, you’ll probably end up in A&E.

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Sam Atherton

Sam Atherton

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